Wednesday, August 1, 2012

TOMIC Challenge #55 - Christmas in July (Colour & theme Challenge)

For this challenge, we have to create a card with these colours:  REDGREEN and WHITE Stars must also be used. It's Christmas in July theme.

Front of the card

My initial idea was to make an apperture card but I decided to spice it up with two flaps. The card is held together with a sentiment tag, which I layered using diecuts & a pair of velcro. I think the flaps just adds a little mystery to what is  in the card.
I wanted to create a story for the card & so the story goes.... one night, 2 little girls are playing pretend play. One of them pretended to be an angel & wanted to make a beautiful sky filled with twinkling, sparkling stars & guess what? Magically, it actually did happened! & the other girl just leaped in joy at the beautiful sight. :)

I covered the background with the stars that are diecut out from doohickey die - Starlight Lace, inked every single 1 of them & added stickles-star dust to create the glittery & twinkling effect. It's tedious but I think the effort is worth it! Don't you agree?

I tried paper piecing for Tilda's blouse & added C1 & C3 (Copic markers) to create the dimension. Don't you think it's just adorable? :)

Other than the face colours (E000, E00, E02, E11 & R20), these are the rest of the colours.

Magnolia Stamps: Celebration Tilda (Sweet Crazy Love 2012 collection),  Starlight Tilda (Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection), Santa Bench (Santa Collection 2008) & Post -Vintage Merry (So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe 2009)
Doohickey Die: Starlight Lace
Papers: red, yellow, cream & green coloured CS, Theresa Collins - Spring Fling Collection
Other Materials: Chipboards (For pop-up effect) Sei - Christmas Mint collection, gold bead trimming, cream crochet lace, mint coloured satin ribbon, Stickles - Star Dust, Spellbinder Grand Nestabilities die - Grand Circles & Grand Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Nestabilities die - Label Four,  Distress ink-Tea Dye, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Copic Multi Liner 0.1 & Copic markers.


  1. Hi Shirin, wow what a beautiful card, love the shape and your images are so beautifully coloured. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  2. Hi Shirin ..
    i love your creation this time, and nice to see it on our TOMIC, good luck!


  3. This so gorgeous and your coloring is totally awesome. Thanks for stopping by and the kind comment. "Hugs"